The Close of One Tour and the Start of Another!

Ahhh, the wind down pot luck supper for the participants of the 2012 Kings County Studio Tour.  Such a delicious array of salads, good food, veggie dishes and a spectacular strawberry rhubarb dessert.   We enjoyed catching up with each other and comparing notes.

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What was the general feedback ?

What types of comments did you most hear?

How many people came through?

How many signs were stolen… really?  And yes it really happened. Not once but twice!  One artist actually chased down a person who removed a sign and kindly asked for it back

What did we do well?

What could we do better?

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These last two questions were consensus building.  The amount of social media we used this year really helped with the visibility and marketing of the Studio Tour.  The posters are great but have a rather limited reach.  The flyers literally flew out of moist venues.  Our blog “Kings County Studio Tour” with links into Facebook really worked well.  Can you tell we think so? We are still at it.

What could we do better?  Well…the map on the web site. We need to tell visitors that if you click once it enlarges the  map – click twice it gets even bigger – click three times and well, it reverts back to its original size.

So, having said that, we hear you – this year we will print more brochures so participating studios have a handful on site for visitors needing them.  And clean up the map.

And have more member post on the blog with updates on their work etc.

What is next you ask?

We are thinking about two King’s County Studio Tour for 2013 – Spring and just maybe the Autumn Route – maybe with KCST friends participating!

Any suggestions or comments for us?  Let us know what you think – feedback is always appreciated.

This Saturday and Sunday

The 12th Annual

Kings County Studio Tour

is being held this weekend

Saturday, June 9th from 10AM -6PM

Sunday, June 10th from 11Am – 5PM

Aren’t you curious about their work? Who knew we’d have such prestigious artists in the Kennebecasis Valley?

Start in the morning and see several studios. Take a break for lunch or tea. And then drive to your next destination. Imagine the stress fading away, those tight muscles relaxing as you leisurely journey through New Brunswick’s scenic Kennebecasis River Valley.  This year we have sixteen participating artists and artisans in 10 different studio locations!

Travel north. Or travel south. Whatever the direction, it’s going to be entertaining, informative, and lively.

Please join the group as they put out welcome mats and invite you into their studios.

For more information and map with studio locations, visit http://www.kingscountystudiotour.com

This coming weekend – see you there

The 12th Annual

Kings County Studio Tour

is being held this weekend

Saturday, June 9th from 10AM -6PM

Sunday, June 10th from 11Am – 5PM

Aren’t you curious about their work? Who knew we’d have such prestigious artists in the Kennebecasis Valley?

Start in the morning and see several studios. Take a break for lunch or tea. And then drive to your next destination. Imagine the stress fading away, those tight muscles relaxing as you leisurely journey through New Brunswick’s scenic Kennebecasis River Valley.  This year we have sixteen participating artists and artisans in 10 different studio locations!

Travel north. Or travel south. Whatever the direction, it’s going to be entertaining, informative, and lively.

Please join the group as they put out welcome mats and invite you into their studios.

For more information and map with studio locations, visit http://www.kingscountystudiotour.com

Press Release

The 12th Annual

Kings County Studio Tour

is being held on

Saturday, June 9th from 10AM -6PM

Sunday, June 10th from 11Am – 5PM

Aren’t you curious about their work? Who knew we’d have such prestigious artists in the Kennebecasis Valley?

Start in the morning and see several studios. Take a break for lunch or tea. And then drive to your next destination. Imagine the stress fading away, those tight muscles relaxing as you leisurely journey through New Brunswick’s scenic Kennebecasis River Valley.  This year we have sixteen participating artists and artisans in 10 different studio locations!

Travel north. Or travel south. Whatever the direction, it’s going to be entertaining, informative, and lively.

Please join the group as they put out welcome mats and invite you into their studios.

For more information and map with studio locations, visit http://www.kingscountystudiotour.com

New work from Carol Taylor…intriguing

At some point in my life I made a crowd scene and found it fascinating. I made plates with crowds scenes for a Claustrophobia show at 3rd Space curated by Mario Doucette from Moncton.
I used a mass of small figures and toy soldiers to do a series of work, one of which was shown at the UNB Art Center a few years ago. I dismantled two of them except the one that was exhibited and I always wanted to show them in different configurations because they tell a story depending on the way the group is put together. One person surrounded by people is different than one person with the crowd to one side…do you see what I mean?

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So this will be (perhaps) the final crowd scenes I do….small installation along  a rock wall somehwere.

The figures inside the containers? Well that because I’m secretive…so I’ve been told. I’ve thought up several series, one of large figures that are in my garden…what’s left of them…so this is my way of telling secrets….each pot will have one.

The child like figures with the small pyrimid are for the inside of containers…available during the KCST. The others are to go with a group of small figures I plan to install under overhanging rocks…on sitting on top…somewhere on roads between here and Sussex. This is so I can photograph them in sitsu.
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